Aug 2017 – CHEETAH by Deliverable, CHEETAH project reports
Changing energy efficiency technology adoption in households – Working paper on policies
This report is submitted as deliverable 3.3 in the CHEETAH project. The CHEETAH project has the objectives of providing evidence-based input to energy efficiency policy-making by investigating the role of policy in household energy efficiency decision-making on three levels:
1) On the micro level, the project provides empirical evidence of household energy-efficiency technology choices and responses to policy employing large-sample household surveys in eight EU member states and micro-econometric analyses based on stated preferences discrete choice experiments
2) On the meso level, the project explores the impact of policies affecting household energy efficiency decision-making in the residential sector in Europe up to 2030. The project uses inputs from the micro-level analysis in order to improve the representation of investment decisions in energy demand modelling tools. 3) On the macro level, BRISKEE explores the long-term macroeconomic impacts of changes in micro-economic decision-making and of energy efficiency policy on employment, GDP and exports in the EU up to 2030.
Prior to the development of the questionnaire, a review of the literature on policy responses and policy acceptance has been conducted, and the energy efficiency policies that are currently implemented in the eight EU member states have been analysed. The objective of this report is to summarize the findings from the literature review, providing a basis for the development of the questionnaire.
This report consists of two parts:
- In the following Chapter 2, an overview of concepts and empirical findings on policy response and policy acceptance is given.
- In Chapter 3 energy efficiency policies addressing residential buildings and appliances are classified by type and linked to technology attributes.